A Southampton-based nonprofit organization called the Hamptons Health Society has donated more than $18,000 worth of emergency life support equipment to the Southampton Town Police.
The group on Monday presented the department with seven defibrillators, six resuscitators and two trauma kits at police headquarters. The defibrillators alone cost about $2,000 apiece, officials said.
Hamptons Health Society received the money for the equipment from donations by Gabriella and Louis Bacon of the Robins Island Foundation, the Southampton Elks Club and the Greek Orthodox Christian Church of the Hamptons.
“The idea of the organization is to pull people together and make them aware of the needs of the community,” said Dr. Peter Michalos, the group’s chairman. Hamptons Heath Society has made similar donations to other organizations in the past.
“This is fantastic for the police department, given budget constraints,” said Southampton Police Chief Robert Pearce. “You’re certainly addressing a need of the department.”